Gasherbrum I

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Gasherbrum I
Hidden Peak
Gasherbrum I in 2001
Highest point
Elevation 8,080 m (26,510 ft) [1] [2]
Ranked 11th
Prominence 2,155 m (7,070 ft) [1]
Isolation 24 km (15 mi)  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Listing Eight-thousander
Coordinates 35°43′28″N76°41′47″E / 35.72444°N 76.69639°E / 35.72444; 76.69639 Coordinates: 35°43′28″N76°41′47″E / 35.72444°N 76.69639°E / 35.72444; 76.69639
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Gasherbrum I
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Gasherbrum I
Gasherbrum I (Gilgit Baltistan)
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Gasherbrum I
Gasherbrum I (Xinjiang)
Parent range Karakoram
First ascent July 5, 1958 by an American team
(First winter ascent 9 March 2012 Adam Bielecki and Janusz Gołąb)
Easiest route snow/ice climb

Gasherbrum I (Urdu : گاشر برم -1; simplified Chinese :加舒尔布鲁木I峰; traditional Chinese :加舒爾布魯木I峰; pinyin :Jiāshūěrbùlǔmù I Fēng), surveyed as K5 and also known as Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 metres (26,510 ft) above sea level. It is located in District Shigar Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean "Shining Wall", presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact it comes from "rgasha" (beautiful) + "brum" (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means "beautiful mountain."


Gasherbrum I was designated K5 (meaning the 5th peak of the Karakoram) by T.G. Montgomerie in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakoram from more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness.

Gasherbrum I was first climbed on July 5, 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch, Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Bob Swift and Gil Roberts were also members of the team. [3] :210–212


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Notes and references

  1. 1 2 "Gasherbrum I". Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  2. "Trekking Routes - Highest peaks". Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Clinch, Nicholas (1982). A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak. New York, Vancouver: The Mountaineers. ISBN   0898860423.
  4. 1 2 3 "Gasherbrum I: Some background and History". Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  5. Fanshawe & Venables "Himalaya alpine-style"
  6. "Everest Summiter Mohammad Oraz death/Iranian expedition". September 2003. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  7. "Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering 2010-2015". March 9, 2012. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  8. "Three missing mountaineers feared dead, rescue mission called off". March 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  9. Crothers, David (16 July 2013). "Iconic Polish Climber Artur Hajzer Dies on Gasherbrum I" . Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. "Se da por desaparecidos a Xevi Góméz, Álvaro Paredes y Abel Alonso en el G1". 26 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. "Gasherbrum I SW Face, big new route by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák". Planet Mountain. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.

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